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Use in varieties of Scots

wide Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words83.6 86 87.5 122.9 55.5 101.5 47.8
Number of occurrences175105 35 11 7 9 8
Number of authors71 38 13 4 5 5 7

Occurrences of wide in Corpus

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Robertson, James Precious and the Puggies, (Itchy Coo 2011 ISBN: 978-1845023324) Lallans, weans
ious goaved at her faither wi wide een. She kent that this wis t on page 17
wide and her mooth in a braid smil on page 65

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Rennie, Susan The Wee Prince, (Edition Lintenfass 2017 ISBN: 978-3946190592) Lallans, prose
enty mile lang an twenty mile wide. The haill clanjamfrie o huma on page 59

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Fitt, Matthew Roald Dahl Reekin Rhymes, (Itchy Coo 2018 ISBN: 978-1785301834) Lallans, weans
His mither opened wide her een, on page 15

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Hubbard, Tom The Flechitorium, (Grace Note 2017 ISBN: 9781907676932) Lallans - East Central, poetry
Whase toun-wide sewer serves him for his cage on page 32
e toun like Berlin or Vienna, wide boulevards wi processions, so on page 73

2 matches

Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
So, as ah swing ma front door wide open ah'm surprised tae find on page 139
n their baws oaff. Bein loud, wide, and attemptin tae intimidate on page 169
a name that rings oot far and wide. Jt doesnae take us long tae on page 182
eant against the teachers big wide desk before he swaggered taew on page 91

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Donovan, Anne Matilda In Scots, (Itchy Coo 2019 ISBN: 978-1785302350) Lallans, weans
t and a yella tic. 'he ugsome wide orange-and green check o the on page 44
n and her een streetched that wide ye could see the whites aw ro on page 168

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McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017 ISBN: 978-1912147014) Lallans, prose
an fairmin sectors, the warld-wide whisky trade, the maist devel on page 133

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Thomson, Mark Bard fae thi buildin site, (Luath 2007 ISBN: 978-1906307141) Lallans - Dundee, poetry
Meh eyes ir wide open, on page 94

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Anderson, Elizabeth Lallans 59 - OBITUARY : ALISTAIR TAYLOR 1928 - 2001, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Lallans, newspaper
he wis a gifted spikker at a wide variety o organisations, an g on page 4

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McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
are spinnin aff fae the Warld Wide Wab. In fact the mair fowk sp on page 11
e that. He'll be kennt far an wide as a coward and he'll bother on page 88

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Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
cause she thought ah wis bein wide wi her, jist cause a pit ma h on page 16
r there, said Chris, Pure wee wide-o tryin tae move in 00 oor te on page 169

4 matches

Docherty, John F. Lallans 81 - Lang Summer Days, (Lallans Magazine 2012) Lallans, prose
er wis handsome as well, wi a wide row o white teeth, but they w on page 76

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Fitt, Matthew Chairlie and the Chocolate Works, (Itchy Coo 2016 ISBN: 978-1-78530-083-7) Lallans, prose
the maist muckle in the haill wide warld?' on page 10
d his een were streetched sae wide ye could see the whites aw ro on page 16
s, expectin them tae see them wide open and Mr Wonka staundin th on page 20
e Jockina said, 'in the haill wide warld there are ainly three t on page 33
his cheeks, and his een were wide open, sheenin wi joy, and in on page 57
Also on pages 68, 115, 149
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Clark, Thomas Diary o a Wimpy Wean, (Itchy Coo 2018 ISBN: 978-1785302145) Lallans, weans
e, if ma Da catches ye bein a wide-oh, he'll jist chuck whitever on page 39

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Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
Wide-eyed the weans tak in the war on page 12
s stronger, and the seas grow wide, on page 19
In haudin wide o yin faut, ye'll likely faa on page 111

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Fitt, Matthew Geordie's Mingin Medicine, (Itchy Coo 2007 ISBN: 978-1845021603) Lallans, weans
'Open yer mooth wide, Grannie,' he said, 'and I'll on page 39

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Chisnall, Edward F. H. Yer Ain, The Young Yins and the Auld Yin, (Evertype 2021 ISBN: 978-1782012764) Lallans - Glasgow, poetry
Auld Yin sits his baffies wide on page 63
se, bit silicon wans, microns wide, diced on page 105
And aw across the East End wide on page 120
In this wide harsh thunnerplain o gray gle on page 128
In this beauteous laund wide. on page 136

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Donati, Colin Scots A Statement o Principles, (Scots Parliament 2003 ISBN: 978-1-899920-02-1) Lallans, government
ational commerce an the warld-wide communications industries gai on page 17
es'. Its text is faur-seen an wide-reengin in its scowth anits a on page 18
ud freedom o expression warld-wide. on page 24

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Grae, Emma The Tongue She Speaks, (Scots Language Centre 2021) Lallans, poetry
Oh my,' the nurse says. 'Open wide.' on page 15
here's aw sorts oan the World Wide Web.' on page 30
a absolute best. Read far and wide, and here ah am, still as ave on page 45

3 matches

Allan, Alasdair Scots Language Policy, (Scots Parliament 2015) Lallans, government
uage. Through engaging with a wide range of texts they will deve on page 3

1 matches

Townsley, Jane Joe's Cloud an Ither Stuff, (lulu.com 2014 ISBN: 978-1326001612) Lallans - Perth, prose
ack the bolt to open the door wide. on page 37

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Morning, Carey Neeps and Tatties, (self-published 2020) Lallans, weans
y built it hie, they built is wide on page 18
took a lang raip and cast it wide on page 30

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Robertson, James The Sleekit Mr Tod, (Itchy Coo 2008 ISBN: 978-1845021986) Lallans, weans
Mrs Tod wis wide waukin in wan second. She sat on page 16

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Clark, Thomas The Boggin Beginnin, (Itchy Coo 2021 ISBN: 978-1785303524) Lallans, weans
weel dichtit, and through the wide and open windaes ye could see on page 19
Mr. Poe's een went wide as saucers, and his hoasts ec on page 23
rict wis made up o a hantle o wide streets wi muckle marble buil on page 62
wed The Waunnerfu Waddin. The Wide-oh Waddin, mair like it. You' on page 97

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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 103, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
d tae leids, sic as the warld wide wab an ither sic learnin grai
ord Hall stuck on the end o a wide range o differin wirds. In Ea
2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 108, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
clunk-clunky—their nostrils wide—their een fixed—their fac
1 matches

Calderwood, Lynsey Mumbo Jumbo, (Litro magazine 2006) Lallans, prose
m cos she thought ah wis bein wide wi her, jist cos a pit ma hau
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Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 111, (self-published 2003) Lallans, newspaper
furrin pairts an we cuid haud wide o fuid fu o chemicals an colo
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Fitt, Matthew Whuppity Stoorie, (Scots Hoose 2017) Lallans, weans
erumpit had left in the haill wide warld wis her wee bairn and a
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Clark, Sara Your Leid, Oor Leid, Awbody's Leid, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
f the telly. There wis a hale wide leid oot there.
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Clark, Sara Indyref 2: Aulder, Wiser, Kinder, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
rue. Like awbody, ah'd a hale wide rainbow o emotions durin the
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McKinlay, Kieran Walk Way to Fame, (Scots Hoose 2020) Lallans - Dunfermline, prose
tae another player n goes oot wide, crossing the baw in the box
1 matches

Smith, Jamie William Playfair: faither o data visualisation, (Mak Forrit 2019) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
hat are dispersed over a very wide and intricate field of univer
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Heather, Alistair Rin throu the jungle, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Angus, blog
river in spate that wis ower wide for us tae help him tae gang
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Liberties (Part Two), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
sfied we’re aw kosher, then wide open.
The right side ay his face is wide open, right acroass his cheek
2 matches

Bennett, Peter Liberties (Part One), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
Openin the curtain wide, ah shield ma eyes fae the da
n roof again, suddenly fuckin wide cunts noo that thur disappear
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Bennett, Peter Sharks, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
Ah open the windae wide tae the world, an a fresh bla
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Bennett, Peter Carpe Diem, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
le, even the cooncil gie it a wide berth. Every other flat bar t
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Bennett, Peter The Guru an Zander, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
wee Namaste bit again. Fuckin wide-os the pair ay them. Who’s
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Bothy (Part Two), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
at me, forlornly, wae its big wide eyes peerin straight intae ma
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Bennett, Peter The Bothy (Part One), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
aboot tae a mare recognisable wide-o swagger.
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Bennett, Peter Rude Awakenings (Part one of two), (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
No much except gie him a wide berth. If experience has taug
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Bennett, Peter Park trife, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
‘No so fuckin wide noo, ur ye’? Pearcey spits,
g fuckin gash oan his heid as wide as the Clyde streamin blood i
2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 119, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
it-tappin music for his warld-wide audience. Jimmy Shand Jr. the
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Muir, Glenn Pet-gilante, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Linlithgow, prose
tied him tae the tree he wis wide awake. There wis a bit o defi
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McKillop, Roger Uprisin' an' Doonfa', (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Edinburgh, poetry
I see, oor clansmen scattered wide,
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McKillop, Roger The Builders, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
intae the Refectory, he saw a wide expanse o’ dry flair. It wi
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Hodgart, John A Catalogue o Sair Neglect, (Bella Calledonia 2016) Lallans - North Ayrshire, blog
tae the independent study o a wide range o Scottish authors, plu
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Coyle Loyal, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
He opens the door wide. He’s bent oer, haudin the
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Kurtoglu, Wulf Braken Fences, (Caroline Macafee 2011 ISBN: B006JE3UQW) Lallans, prose
e tane his stubby haun wi its wide, spatulate fingertips an, wi
rood intae the toon centre, a wide square stertin tae be edged w
n cud hird its yaks ootower a wide area. They had a puckle stany
n cud hird its yaks ootower a wide area. They had a puckle stany
She bit her lip. “Thoo haes wide hips,” she sayed, “thoo c
5 matches

McClurg, Fernando Thon Survation poll..., (The Sair Fecht 2014) Lallans, blog
agin Scottish subsamples o UK-wide polls) tae tak place efter Ji
1 matches

Monahan Brown, Ricky Dùn Èideann, (The Scores 2020) Lallans, prose
opened metal doors inside the wide, ramped side entrance tae the
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 106, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
onar o Scots on tae the Warld Wide Wab wis a guid exemplar o the
1 matches

Curt_Kenobi Mates, (archiveofourown.org 2016) Lallans, prose
raight, pointed. Thin lips, a wide mooth. Funny how sae simple a
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 86, (self-published 2001) Lallans, newspaper
's First Stravaiger For Warld Wide Wab.
1 matches

Wilson, Rab A Newsin Wi Jack Aitken, (Dictionaries of the Scots Language 2021) Lallans, poetry
Sae nou the warld wide wab proclaims,
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@jax6754 tweeted
Still wide awake at 2a.m and a need tae (2015) search twitter

@IshbelMcF tweeted
r, and Deaf for the community-wide bits. I'm very grateful that (2019) search twitter

@WhenDidADidny tweeted
it unsafe for westerners. Bit wide aff the Vietnamese that (2018) twitter link

@billykayscot tweeted
Gawston, Derval an the haill wide warld! https://t.co/UEwEAOiJU(2020) search twitter
maitter the result, the haill wide warld kens there’s a wheen m(2020) search twitter

@kennethbryce184 tweeted
an play so many sports at the wide open spaces at the meadows - (2021) twitter link
a luv this tweet guys - the wide open spaces of cavalry park n (2020) twitter link


Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
an the wrang side o fifty; es wide es she wis taall an hid a sno on page 56
Afaistane spread er airms oot wide an sweyed back an fore. "You' on page 61

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Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
An all-inclusive hotel with a wide range of activities and ameni on page 6

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Hay, Gordon M. The Doric New Testament, (Gordon M Hay 2012 ISBN: 978-0957351516) Doric - Banff, prose
. E yett tae crockaneetion is wide an e wye some braid an a gey on page 15

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Uri, Antonia Bidin awa: City Breaks, (Scots Language Centre 2015) Doric - Aberdeen, newspaper
in somewey tae ate anaa, wi a wide selection o fuid cultures tae on page 8

1 matches

Benzie, Lesley Fessen Reared, (Seahorse 2020 ISBN: 978-1916214538) Doric, poetry
There is ane o them wide blue skies on page 1
tae the wide blue licht o summer. on page 3
as wide as netter's bounty on page 15
on wide treelined avenues on page 32
an wi airms stretched oot wide on page 51

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Leslie, Deborah Doric: Alive an Kickin 2, (Argo Publishing 2006 ISBN: 978-0954615321) Doric - Inverurie, prose
, "Fit did he think o the new wide screen TV?" on page 19
' playin awa silently oan the wide-screen TV. on page 47

2 matches

Thom, Bill The Quait Chiel, (Tapsalteerie 2013 ISBN: 9780992663100) Doric - Banff, poetry
ffa size eis thing it wis, As wide Wull couldna see, He widna li on page 3

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Smith, Alex A Sair Fecht, (self-published 2003) Doric, prose
geein her a wide berth an sayin nothing. Jonsa
ody on the estate gave Jake a wide berth. any time he spoke tae
2 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
dreidfu aith, Isie's een grew wide as twa ashets. Bit a wee bit
ovost's. Her ma wis preenin a wide, feathery hat ontae her thick
2 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
Anderson wis flattered. 'Twis wide-kent Jenny Sangster hid merri
pit new ribbons onno a spare wide brimmed bonnet she ained. Foo
aw European claes an weirin a wide brimmed bunnet. The nurse pit
kenzie grabbit the back o the wide-brimmed bunnet….Her hauns g
erk on the bed, her een fixed wide in fricht…Fin Nurse Mackenz
5 matches

Riddell, Conor San Diego, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Forres, prose
e the windae and opened it up wide. A wisnae prepared for foo ca
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Wilson, Heidi and Isla Then and noo, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Keith, prose
The world wide web at ma finger tips,
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Blackhall, Sheena Jessie the Jumbo And other Bairn Tales in Scots, (Smashwords 2014) Doric - Aberdeen, weans
n his anely frien in the hale wide warld wis Hallierackit the ta
his twa wee beady een growin wide as piz.
be at peace, an raxx yer mou wide an dinna jink aboot,”
hiel wI a tarry hat, a muckle wide belt, an wellies
wheel. Fowk ran frae far an wide tae see this wunner. Syne, Bi
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Lawrie, Alistair Caw, (northwordsnow.co.uk 2020) Doric - Stonehaven, prose
ush, teeth bared in a grin as wide’s a grave, in his hauns thi
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@DoricPhrases tweeted
ecco at Prezzo restaurants UK wide for an incredible £20/£35/(2015) search twitter

@cligeey tweeted
nin Duffy couple of times oot wide wis pleasing(2020) search twitter

@Franwella tweeted
Wide awake - WT! Must'v been the (2011) search twitter


Baikie, R. M. Mair Fairming Tales, (Baikie 2000 ISBN: 978-0953156412) Orkney - Hackland, prose
sides o hid wir jeust hingan wide aapen. on page 14

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Parkin, Hazel Seven Year O Yule Days, (H and M Parkins 2002 ISBN: 978-0954363505) Orkney, poetry
Folk gaze in wide-moothed winder at the panoram on page 49
d his eyes and his mooth gaed wide. on page 60
day run, takkan the bends too wide. on page 83

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Giles, Harry Josephine Deep Wheel Orcadia: A Novel, (Picador 2021 ISBN: 978-1529066609) Orkney, poetry
ttan as taall as thir room is wide, an lairnan grand astrometry on page 37
"It's simple," he says, his wide blue een bright, skrankie haa on page 43
tions, errows. A mooth appens wide i the center o the center. Hi on page 101
t spat us out!" Sheu's smilan wide at the tig o daeth. "Olaf ste on page 124
an-" But Eynar's een is coman wide. He draps his cup. Hid hits t on page 159

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Hall, Simon W. Gousters, Glims and Veerie-orums, (Orkney Voices 2021 ISBN: 9780956661661) Orkney, prose
ests in it Wae his shirt neck wide open And showan his simmit on page 2

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Hall, Simon W. The Boy That Lived - Chapter Wan, (Brisk Northerly 2015) Orkney, prose
d. Na, his face splet intae a wide smile and he said in a skweky
1 matches


Johnson, Laureen Alice's Adventirs in Wonderlaand, (Evertype 2012 ISBN: 978-1782010081) Shetland - Voe, prose
-makker oppened his een aafil wide whin he heard yon; but aa at on page 69
een an der mooths dat aa/fil wide, but shö cam braver as shö on page 104

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Fraser, Barbara Aye Someane Deid, Aye Someane Boarn, (Shetland Times 2021 ISBN: 978-1910997437) Shetland, prose
I aye gie da Green Geo a wide berth though. Dat wis fae da on page 26

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Walterson, Barbara Da Trow o’ Fogla Skerry, (Young Shetland Writer 2010) Shetland, prose
nstead sometin wis keeping me wide awak and it wisna da birker o
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Tait, John M Shaetlan is Daed - Lang live Dialect, (Shetland Dialect Conference 2004 2004) Shetland, prose
ast, have grammar rules and a wide vocabulary, are written, and
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@Julie_Dennison tweeted
Whit is da POINT in makkin wide fittin shoes dat ir aboot 0.2 (2019) twitter link


Douglas, David Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Galloway, poetry
Hoist sail upun wide wide savannah grass on page 35
the waves o the wide, wet Lake o Chad cuid outshin on page 43

3 matches

Bryden, Hugh Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
aker he hus exhibited faur an wide in national and international on page 91

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Tindal, Betty Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
wide-an sayin 'we're nae fechtin.' on page 158
fling wide the door, on page 160

2 matches

Wilson, Rab Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
Wide-eyed the weans tak in the war on page 219

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Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015 ISBN: 978-1782010876) Southern - Borders, prose
h Hatter opened eis eyes awfy wide oan hearin this; but aw hei s on page 67
their eyes an mooths sae awfy wide, but she fair got gaun as she on page 102

2 matches


Fenton, James On Slaimish, (Ullans Press 2009 ISBN: 9781905281299) Ulster, poetry
fa hose weel kep, a worl ower wide on page 52

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Robinson, Philip Oul Licht, (Ullans Press 2017 ISBN: 978-1905281305) Ulster - Larne, poetry
Thair mooths they apen wide at me, Luk ower me, heid tae on page 64

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Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
Hatter opent haes een muckle wide whin hae hear't this; but aal on page 68
opent thir een an mooths gye wide, yit shae got courage is shae on page 103

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Dornan, Stephen Tha Jaa Banes, (Ulster-Scots Academy 2020 ISBN: 978-1-9163758-1-9) Ulster - Comber, poetry
Fills tha hail wide warl. on page 24

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Ulster-Scots Language Society Tha Fower Gospels, (Ullans Press 2016 ISBN: 978-1-905281-25-1) Ulster, prose
ae ïn bi tha nerra gate. Fer wide ïs tha gate an braid ïs tha on page 8

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Ni Chuilin, Caral Roadin furtae Bring Forrits an Graith tha ULSTER-SCOTCH Leid, Heirskip an Cultur, (Mannystrie o Fowkgates, Airts an Aisedom 2015) Ulster, government
rt, ether as an airt fur warl-wide sillerin or fur landèrs tae on page 5

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King, Angeline Weans o Latharna, (angelineking.com 2021) Ulster - Larne, weans
Gary’s eyes were wide wi suspicion.
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